Located in the heart of Melbourne, Queen Victoria Market is a bustling open-air market that's the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the world's most significant, traditional working markets. Operating since 1878, it's truly become a much-treasured Melbourne cultural and historical icon where you can shop for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, and local and imported gourmet foods, to cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs. The Market runs a range of historic, food based and cultural walking tours for individuals and groups. Also very popular amongst locals and visitors alike are the Wednesday Night Markets which offer a large array of street food, entertainment and local artisan designers. These events run during the Summer and Winter months. The Market also offers a historic venue space with a range of indoor and outdoor spaces. Queen Victoria Market is open five days a week: Tuesday and Thursday 6am-2pm, Friday 6am-5pm, Saturday 6am-3pm and Sunday 9am-4pm. Closed Monday, Wednesday and most Public Holidays.